|Việt Nam train to prepare for the AFF U-19 Youth Championship to be held in Indonesia from July 1-14. — Photo thethaovietnam.vn|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam were ready for the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U-19 Youth Championship to be held in Indonesia from July 1-14, and were aiming to finish in the top three, according to coach Hoàng Anh Tuấn.
To prepare for the tournament, the players have been training in China for a month, where they have played three friendly matches.
They also took part in the Suwon JS Cup 2018 in South Korea from April 18-22.
“My players have improved in terms of skill and mentality thanks to these preparations, and are ready to challenge themselves in the upcoming games,” said Tuấn.
Việt Nam will play in Group A with Thailand, Singapore, Laos, the Philippines and hosts Indonesia. Group B features Malaysia, Myanmar, Timor Leste, Cambodia and Brunei.
Việt Nam will play Thailand on July 1, the Philippines on July 3, Laos on July 5, Indonesia on July 7 and Singapore on July 9.
The team will leave for Indonesia on June 29. — VNS